Airport Changes

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Another project is taking flight as efforts continue to provide more passenger air service from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

A million dollar reconstruction of the runway at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is in the planning stages, but the airport also continues to seek ways to increase its commercial traffic.

A study is underway to determine the feasibility of a link between the airport's commuter service to U.S. Airways flights from Charlotte, North Carolina.

"They told us to show up with a proposal involving a route with the use of larger aircraft. That study will be completed within the next several weeks."

Strock says departures from the airport have shown an increase this winter from the same period last year, and the airport authority plans to keep that going by stepping up its already aggressive advertising campaign.

But another step in that process is finding more routes for its commercial passenger service.

"I was authorized at the meeting last week to get the study completed as soon as possible because we are meeting with U.S. Airways within the next month."

Another change, this one in the interest of safety, is upgrading the airport runway. Overall, it will be the same length as it is now, but the south end of the runway will be extended.